Thursday, May 26, 2011

Injury Crash SB I15 near Pocatello

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 05/26/2011 6:45 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Manning

On May 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle rollover injury crash on Interstate 15 near mile marker 73.5, two miles north of Pocatello. According to Idaho State Police, the driver of the vehicle, Gary Blagg age 72 of Sacramento, California, was southbound on I-15 driving a 2008 Ford Sport Utility Vehicle when he drifted off the road into the median. Blagg overcorrected and steered back onto the road where the vehicle overturned and skidded off the right shoulder. Blagg and his four passengers were transported to Portneuf Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Manning reported that Blagg told police a gust of wind pushed his vehicle towards the rumble strip where he overcorrected and lost control of his vehicle. Blagg was cited for traveling too fast for the conditions.

Sgt. Manning was assisted at the scene by Trooper(s) Orr, Aikele, and Graham, Corporal Donahue, and Commercial Vehicle Specialist C. Williams. Bannock County Search and Rescue and Idaho Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control.